Free Knitting Pattern Hat – Shoots and Ladders Hat

At Christmas, my mother seemed a little disappointed that she did not receive a hat to go with the scarf I gave her; therefore, I have made her a hat which she’ll receive on her birthday in a couple of weeks.

free knitting pattern hatIf you’d like to make this hat, I’ve provided the pattern in a downloadable pdf.

I think I’m more impressed with my ability to hold up the camera and take a picture of myself than I am with the fact that I created a new knitting pattern for a hat.



  • dmariemart

    Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for visiting the site. The yarn you’ve mentioned below is bulky weight. The yarn I used is Aran weight. See below. Notice the knit gauge. You should be able to use the yarn you’ve selected and the needles you’ve chosen if you cast on fewer stitches; however, that will mean the pattern will have to be altered. Since I did not knit a swatch, I can’t make a perfect suggestion. Your yarn may knit up nicely using the pattern with smaller needles (size 7).

    See Ravelry Standard Yarn Weights
    Aran 10 ply / 8 wraps per inch / Knit gauge (4 in / 10 cm) 18 stitches / Yarn Standard 4:Medium
    Bulky 12 ply / 7 wraps per inch / Knit gauge (4 in / 10 cm) 14-15 stitches / Yarn Standard 5:Bulky

  • Mutti

    Great job on both! Not only that, you got the pictures to show up on your blog. I am still working on that trick! I knit… I can’t do these other good things! Thanks for doing them for the rest of us and sharing with us!

  • madsilence

    This is an adorable pattern! I just started knitting this week doing my first ever swatch of knit stitch!) and I can’t wait to get good enough to try patterns like this!